The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. Written by
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The story of the "bombs that had to bounce" - and the air-devils who had to drop 'em!
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Did You Know?
Wing Cmdr. Gibson mentioned the "Tirpitz" as a possible target. This German battleship was later sunk, by 617 Squadron, using 6-ton "earth quake" bombs called Tallboys which were also designed by Dr. Barnes Wallis. See more
During training flights shown early in the film when crews knew nothing about the target or weapon, Lancasters are shown carrying the bouncing bomb that was used on the actual mission. See more
[Harris arrives in the Operations Room to follow the progress of the attack. Officers in the room come to attention and salute
Well, Cocky, how's it going?
Air Vice-Marshal Cochrane
All right so far, sir. The first wave's about twenty miles from the Dutch coast. Enemy radar has probably picked them up by now
Referenced in Sykes: Television Film
The Dam Busters
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